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Free Initial Consultation!

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 4, 2022

Did you know we offer FREE initial consultations? We believe that this is the best way for someone to get to know an attorney as both a person, and advocate. A free initial consultation can help the client develop a sense of trust, comfort, and connection with an attorney before beginning the legal process tailored…
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Will a Wisconsin OWI Follow You Home?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 28, 2022

A refresher on out-of-state drunk driving charges, just in time for peak travel season. Will An Alcohol Offense In Wisconsin Follow You Home?

What is the Age of Consent in Wisconsin?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 22, 2022

This story is an example of the difficulties that come from being a registered sex offender. It may be the most consequential penalty for a sex crimes conviction, impacting the convicted long after they have served their sentences. https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Protest-planned-at-ice-cream-shop-over-sex-17062331.php  

Answers to Common DUI Questions

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 13, 2022

There is a lot of misinformation about DUI in the general public. Clear up the confusion with our answers to common Illinois DUI questions. Answers to Common DWI Questions

A Sleepy Example of Probable Cause for DUI

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 7, 2022

Officers must have probable cause to stop someone on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police were recently called to a stoplight in Joliet, where they found a man asleep behind the wheel of his car. He is now in county jail facing DUI charges. https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/drunk-driver-falls-asleep-ruby-st-stoplight-joliet-police      

Do You Know the Status of Your License?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | April 1, 2022

Being unsure of the status of your driver’s license can lead to major penalties for offenses such as driving with a suspended license. Read about how to determine the status of your Illinois driver’s license. Determining the Status of Your Driver’s License in Illinois

Answers to Common DUI Questions

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 24, 2022

Do you have questions about DUI in Illinois? We have answers!   Answers to Common DWI Questions    

Is DUI a Misdemeanor or Felony?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 15, 2022

It depends on the circumstances surrounding the DUI. For example, a base level DUI is a Class A misdemeanor offense while aggravated DUI is a felony. Either type is a serious charge that merits the help of an experienced DUI defense attorney.  

Illinois State Police Announce Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | March 7, 2022

Illinois State Police have announced their plans to conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols. They will be watching for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, or transporting open alcoholic beverages in addition to enforcing DUI, seat belt, speeding, and distracted driving laws. Illinois State Police…
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It All Starts With a Single Traffic Stop

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. |

A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can result in numerous criminal, administrative and collateral consequences including fines, jail time, the loss of your driver’s license, and a criminal record. Before you suffer any of those consequences, there is a civil administrative process and a criminal process to go through, ideally with the help…
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